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Liposuction (suction assisted lipectomy) is the removal of unwanted fat deposits in specific areas of the body.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE:
The best candidates are patients who are close to their ideal weight but struggle with stubborn fat deposits in certain body areas. Ideally the skin quality is firm, elastic and healthy. These cases have the most benefit from liposuction.
Liposuction is general done under general anaesthesia (for larger volumes). Small volumes may be done under local anaesthesia.
The area to be suctioned is first infused with physiological solution. Small incisions are made in strategic and concealed areas for the introduction of the liposuction cannulae. The cannulae are attached to a suction machine and the fat cells are removed. A fatty layer has to remain behind to maintain an adequate contour.
After the surgery a compression garment has to be worn for up to 6-12 weeks after surgery.
A change can be seen immediately after the procedure, however swelling accompanies the procedure. The final results only become evident after 3 – 6 months.
The procedure varies depending on the volume to be aspirated. From 1 – 3 hours.
- 1 week return to work
- Exercise within 3 weeks
- Bruising may persist for a few weeks
Contact us to arrange a consultation for a full assessment by Dr Liakos. We are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Dr Dimitri Liakos is a member of the College of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa and a member of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRASSA).
He is a member of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (WSRM) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).